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Naidu To Turn On The Heat

Naidu To Turn On The Heat
From left: Promoter Ben Krishna, Ronald Naidu, Boxing Commission of Fiji board director Usman Ali and Brent ‘Sugar’ Dames during the official weigh-in at the Nair’s Dais in Nadi on August 31, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
September 01
11:00 2018

Homeboy Ronald Naidu is ready to turn the heat on Brent ‘Sugar’ Dames tonight and claim the vacant World Boxing Foundation Australasian welter­weight title at Prince Charles Park in Nadi.

The 27-year-old Mulomulo Boxing Club member is hungry to win his first title.

However, Naidu knows that taking on Dames a former kick boxer is no walk in the park but however he is confident of a win.

During the official weigh-in yesterday a fit looking Naidu tipped the scale at 64.50kg while Dames weighed in at 66.40kg.

“I hope he’s ready to feel the heat tomorrow,” Naidu told SUNsports.

“I have trained so well for this fight since it is my first shot at the title.

“This is the highlight of my boxing career. I’ve heard about Brent as well since we signed but I’m not scared of him. I also heard that he is a kick boxer but we’ll see that tomorrow.”

Naidu called on boxing fans to come out in numbers since this is not an ordinary fight because an international title is at stake.”

On the other hand, Dames said he cannot wait to jump into the ring to do his talking.

“I’m looking forward to this fight and I hope it will be clean boxing right from the start but I’ll put pressure him towards the end,” Dames said.

“I want to take that title home since I did not travel this far just to fight him. I expect a big crowd but they are going to love this fight,” Dames added.

He thanked promoter Ben Krishna for organising the fight for him.

Boxing Commission Fiji (BCF) board director Usman Ali confirmed that they are working with promoter to ensure that tonight’s programme runs smoothly.

“We are looking forward to all the nine bouts to go on but there are some replacement boxers and we are not going to compromise things when it comes to their weight.”


The gate opens at 4pm while the exhibition fight commenc­es at 5.30pm.

Other bouts: 10 x 3mins rounds main supporting bout: Krishna Mudaliar v Rakuro Daunivavana,

8 x 3mins rounds extra-main supporting bout: Robin Hazel­man v Asivorosi Turaga; 4 x 3 min rounds supporting bout: Fe­lix Chongsue v Sunia Dari, super flyweight: Aklesh Pratap v Shamal Ram Anuj, cruiser weight: Esira Cagi v Epeli Naliva, super flyweight: Azmat Manna v Ronald Kumar, super light­weight: Saimoni Mario v Gabrieli Ravalawa, Junior Binnu Singh v Nitin Lal

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua


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